Legal Information: Alabama

State Gun Laws

March 9, 2021

I have a protection from abuse (PFA) order against the abuser. Can s/he have a gun?

It depends.  Your restraining order (PFA) may specifically state that your abuser cannot have a gun or buy a new gun.  In addition, federal laws, which apply to all states and territories, restrict an abuser’s right to have a gun if you have a restraining order against him/her that meets certain requirements.  Go to Federal Gun Laws to get more information.

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